Day 1: "I think I'll go shopping" I said. "It'll be fun" I said. And now here I am, twelve hours later, and do you think I can find the way out? Seriously, when did this place get so big? And why the hell do I keep ending up in front of The Body Shop? But I won't give up, the exit has to be around here somewhere.
Day 3: The provisions ran out about half way through the first day. I probably should have prepared better, but now I'm having to survive off vending machine snacks and half a Subway six inch I found abandoned on a bench. But I'm not giving up, the exit has to be here somewhere!
Day 6: It's been two days since I last saw a shop I recognise. Oh, what I wouldn't give for a glimpse of and EB Games. But no, I keep wandering past store after store with names I've never even heard of before. How can there be so many shops I don't recognise?
Day 10: I've now given up all hope of ever leaving this place. If anyone finds this, use this log as a warning to others. Sure you might think you're just popping into the shops for a quick half hour, but ten days later when you're resorting to drinking out of the decorative fountain in front of the information desk you'll realise just how wrong you were.
Tell my family that I love them.
I'm used to being lost when I'm in the car, god knows I've spent enough time driving around in circles trying to work out how I got to where I was. But now I can't even find my way around in my local shopping complex?
I only popped in to check out a particular sale I was interested in, and if I'd stuck to going to that store and then back to my car I would have been just fine, but I had to get curious. I had to decide to wander around a little to see if there were any other sales. I had to go and get myself lost for three quarters of an hour!!!
But eventually I found a familiar looking shop, which lead to another, which lead to the food court and to the exit closest to my car. Thank god for that! I don't think I could have survived on mall food for very long.
So learn from my experience, kiddies. When you go to the mall, make sure you take a map ... or at least leave a trail of breadcrumbs so you can find your way out again.